Experience

Alex joined Parlee McLaws LLP as an associate in 2016, after working as a summer student and completing his articles with the firm. His main area of practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment and labour law and insurance litigation.

Alex has advised and acted for both employers and employees in a wide variety of employment and labour based matters, including wrongful and constructive dismissal actions, privacy complaints, grievance arbitrations, Human Rights Commission complaints, and Canada Labour Code and Alberta Employment Standards Code claims. In addition, Alex regularly assists provincially and federally regulated employers with the preparation and vetting of all manner of employment and consulting based agreements and workplace policies, as well as with a broad range of other employment, labour, and privacy related issues.

Alex also has substantial experience with insurance defence, insurance coverage, and subrogated claims, including claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, fire and water loss, negligent construction and design, product liability, occupier’s liability, and fraudulent claims.

Alex has advocated on behalf of clients before the Alberta and B.C. Provincial Courts and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and he is well-versed in extra-judicial dispute resolution processes, including mediation and judicial dispute resolution.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Civil Litigation and Labour & Employment Sections
  • Member, Edmonton Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Industrial Relations Association

Community

  • Duty Counsel, Edmonton Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project